Greentech in Egypt D4D Workshop

4.10.2022 — 4.10.2022

Leveraging tech & AI for resilient agriculture and sustainable and smart cities
Sultana Malak Palace, Heliopolis, Cairo

Thank you for joining us

On 4-5 October 2022, we shared experiences, skills, and expertise between actors of the Egyptian and European digital ecosystems. The "Greentech in Egypt D4D Workshop" aimed to empower Egypt’s green technology industry, and to encourage the development of AI applications that are valuable for resilient agriculture and sustainable & smart cities.

Expertise France implemented the workshop in the framework of the AU-EU Digital for Development (D4D) Hub, a project that supports African institutions to lay grounds for an inclusive and sustainable digital transformation. It was held in the wake of COP27, jointly coordinated by the Egyptian Ministries of Environment, International Cooperation and ICT.


A two-day workshop to connect & co-create in ecosystem

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The objective of this workshop was to bring together a multi-stakeholder ecosystem of private and public players, eager to connect and work together around major issues in line with the expectations of COP27, as well as with the ambitions of Egypt’s AI Strategy.

4 tracks to build common roadmaps

A multi-stakeholder dialogue to draw a common vision and roadmap on the uses of tech & AI on four topics:

  • Adaptation to climate change in agriculture
  • Affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for agriculture
  • Greener mobility
  • Sustainable energy in cities

4 challenges to co-innovate

An open innovation challenge to highlight solutions, products, and services that can be co-created by start-ups & partners in response to four challenges :

  • Improving the measurement and monitoring of energy consumption
  • Improving logistics management for agricultural products (storage, transportation, distribution)
  • Developing a greener public transport
  • Developing reliable data and systems to help green city management

Tech start-ups at the heart of the event

An open call brought together 15 start-ups willing to tackle four challenges on October 5, in collaboration with corporate partners.

Benefits for the start-ups

  • Promote your skills and green tech/AI solutions to potential partners, public and private clients and investors.

  • Collaborate with key Egyptian stakeholders coming from academia, private sector, civil society, and public institutions to create a roadmap on AI for resilient agriculture and sustainable & smart cities at the national and regional levels.

  • Be part of an open innovation process with key international companies such as Orange, Valeo, Idemia, CMA CGM, RATP Dev, Credit Agricole, Voltalia, Schneider Electric, and more.

  • Connect with a network of mentors and advisors from our public and corporate partners. These will support participating start-ups in co-designing innovative solutions to the pressing challenges of sustainable development.

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